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Longden Name Meaning

English: habitational name perhaps from Longendale in Derbyshire. The placename must originally have been Old English lang ‘long’ + denu ‘valley’ to which Old English dæl ‘dale valley’ was tautologically added. The surname Longden would then represent either the original placename or a shortened form of the longer one.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Langdon, Longway, Ogden, London, Long, Lingen, Linden, Longton

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Where is the Longden family from?

You can see how Longden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Longden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Longden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Longden family living in Indiana. This was about 20% of all the recorded Longden's in USA. Indiana and 4 other states had the highest population of Longden families in 1840.
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What did your Longden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Longden. 37% of Longden men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Longden women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Longden were Farmer and Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Longden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Longden. For the veterans among your Longden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Longden lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Longden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Longden in 1949 was 48, and 75 in 2003.

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